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Democracy floats on currents of change. Is it ever capable of managing them?
Damián Szifron’s Wild Tales is a carnival of melancholy, melodrama and the polymorphously perverse.
Eula Biss’s On Immunity is a slipshod book full of brilliant moments.
Has digital technology destroyed leisure?
The dense details in Berlin’s memorial museums overwhelm the stories they try to tell.
The novelist offers an elegant answer to the question, “What is it to be human?”
The novelist talks about liberalism, the language of fiction, and the humanism of John Calvin.